What is a Startup Coach?

Ben Isakov Startup Coach

Startup Coach Program

The Startup Coach at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship is a trained professional who provides guidance, support, and mentorship to students, faculty, and alumni who are interested in starting and growing their own businesses or ventures.

The role of a startup coach is to help entrepreneurs develop their ideas and turn them into successful businesses. They work closely with their students to understand their goals and challenges, provide feedback and guidance, and help them navigate the complexities of launching and growing a venture. They can provide advice on a wide range of topics, including business planning, marketing, fundraising, team building, and operations.

The Startup Coach Program at the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship is a free resource available to all University of Manitoba students to help lead them in their entrepreneurial journey. Students are encouraged to book a meeting in person or virtually at any stage in the start-up to receive valuable feedback in idea vetting, feasibility studies, financial modelling, market research, cash flow projections, or to simply bounce around ideas with another entrepreneur!

The Stu Clark Startup Coach

Book a Meeting with the Startup Coach

To set up your free meeting with the Startup Coach, please follow the steps below:

  1. Set up your Startup Tree Account. 
  2. Click "Mentor" on the top menu
  3. Click the blue button "Book Meeting Now". From here you can view a calendar and book in a meeting at a time that is convenient for you.
  4. If there are any materials you would like us to review before the meeting, please send through the Startup Tree platform

If you have any questions about how to set up your account please stop by our office or send us an email ben.isakov@umanitoba.ca



The Startup Coach is very approachable and is very knowledgeable about the fine points of entrepreneurship. They are an excellent resource to utilize for any questions related to starting a business and is always willing to help!
Matias Bueno Faculty of Recreational Management Student